Collision off Korea Ignites Chemicals Onboard

By MarEx 2013-12-30 19:06:00

Korea's Arirang News reported today that investigations are underway to determine the cause of a collision between a cargo ship and a chemical tanker off Korea's southeast coast.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, says the report and a fire broke out. The 91 crew of the two vessels were rescued.

The Hong Kong-flagged tanker was headed for Busan when the collision occurred with the freighter Gravity Highway at around 2 a.m. Sunday, Korea time. There is a chance that the tanker could break in half.